TSA Caught Stealing Money From Passengers

| Monday, February 21, 2011 | |
TSA comes under fire again as employees admit to
repeatedly stealing money from passengers

by Daily Mail Reporter

A TSA supervisor stole money from passengers who went through his security checkpoint and accepted bribes and kickbacks from a colleague.

Michael Arato, a supervisor at Newark Liberty Airport, admitted on Monday that he regularly took money from passengers during security screenings and deliberately targeted foreigners who could not speak much English.

The 41-year-old, from Ewing, admitted in federal court that he permitted a worker he supervised to steal $10,000 to $30,000 in cash from traveller's bags over a 13-month period.

He admitted to collecting $3,100 over one week to 'look the other way' while his colleague carried out the thefts from travellers.

In return the colleague would give some of the money to Arato, who also admitted to stealing some himself at his security checkpoint in Terminal B.



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